Australian researchers turn up the heat on sclerotinia

INNOVATIVE dual research projects from the Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) are shedding new light on ways to combat the damaging disease Sclerotinia stem rot.

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Research on Sclerotinia has resulted in new findings.

Researchers from the CCDM; a national research centre co-supported by Curtin University and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) have released new findings from key projects focusing on sclerotinia.

It is envisaged the results will lead to the development of Australian canola varieties with resistance to sclerotinia, and increase understanding of environmental conditions that cause basal infection, where the disease infects the plant from the bottom of the stem.

With no Australian canola varieties showing field resistance to the damaging fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, that causes sclerotinia, CCDM researchers have sourced diverse canola genotypes from around the globe in a bid to discover germplasm with better genetic resistance.

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